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Matts Deal of the Week

Deal of the Week 6th January 2011

Have you spotted any good deals this week?
Let me know and we can share it with everyone, email me matthewglover @ mswhs.com!

Firstly, I would like to congratulate Tim Daleo from UsingWindowsHomeServer.com and Tom Ziegmann from TomOnTech.com, who have both been given MVP status as of the start of this year, well done guys.

I have been threatening for weeks now to do a regular weekly deal of the week post, well now here it is. I am aiming to find the best deals each week for Windows Home Servers, UPS’s, and Hard Drives both internal and external, also by popular demand Blu-ray drives. If you would like to see me cover more categories, then just let me know what you would like to see covered each week.

Not all of the categories will be covered every week, the best deal of the strongest category for that week will be featured, the category will try and display one item that is US based and one item that is UK based.

If you come across any top deals for the week let me know, maybe you have your own online store and want to share your top deals for the week, feel free to drop me an email, matthewglover @ mswhs.com. The only stipulation is that any deals posted will be accessible online and purchasable online, we are not restricted by country and I aim to cater for everyone.

Windows Home Server

If are looking for a cheap Windows Home Server then this is definitely the one you want. It’s actually just a standard HP ProLiant MicroServer, it doesn’t come with and Operating System, so you will need to buy a copy of WHS, but it comes with everything else. The price at £251.99inc VAT plus £100 cash back from HP, this is an absolute bargain. So for just £151.99 you get a great Windows Home Server, if you buy it from IT247.com you will receive 1% off with the coupon code below.

Specifications

  • HP ProLiant MicroServer
  • 1 x Dual Core 1.3 Ghz AMD Athlon II Processor
  • 1GB Memory
  • 1 x 160GB Hard Drive
  • 1 year warranty

Extended Specifications

General
UNSPSC: 43211501
Type: Server
Recommended Use: Home/Small business
Deployment
Form factor: Ultra Micro Tower
Dimension: 10.5 x 10.2 x 8.3 inch (26.7 x 26.0 x 21.0 cm) H x D x W
Power supply: 200 Watt
Network Controller: Embedded NC107i PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Server Adaptor
Remote management: Optional Remote Access Card
Optical: None shipped standard, optional optical drive
USB: 4 front, 2 rear, 1 internal + 1 eSATA rear
Processor and Memory
Processor: Dual Core 1.3 GHz AMD Athlon II
Number of processor: 1
Cache: 2 MB cache
Memory type: PC3-10600E DDR3, operating at maximum of 800 MHz
Memory slots: 2 DIMM slots
Maximum memory: 8 GB (2 x 4 GB)
Advanced memory protection: Unbuffered ECC
Storage
Maximum internal drives: 4 pluggable drives
Maximum internal storage: 8 TB (4 x 2 TB 3.5” SATA drives)
Storage controller: Embedded SATA controller RAID 0/1
Expansion slots: 2 PCI Express (x16 and x1)

You can buy this from IT247.com for £251.99 using coupon code AW1PCJAN for 1% off your order, this offer expires on the 31st Jan 2011. Unfortunately it looks like limited stock at IT247.com, so you can always purchase it from the HP Website, it is more expensive but you still get the cash back offer.

Have you spotted any good deals this week?
Let me know and we can share it with everyone, email me matthewglover @ mswhs.com!

Written by
Matthew Glover
www.matthewglover.co.uk

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